Editor: This is a big deal and would have to be monitored closely. No administrative bureaucrats or social workers should ever have the power to deprive a veteran or anyone else of the 2nd Amendment rights. A PHd should be required at minimum in the mental health field with specific criteria. No data should be shared to the federal government on this issue without authenticated diagnosis by a doctor.
Kimberly Morin explains what Obama would do if he was serious about gun crime:
If you have read Obama’s Executive Action, you’ll know that it will do absolutely nothing to stop gun violence.
To be clear: Obama’s actions won’t even stop one act of gun violence.
Given that Obama seems hell bent on disarming the elderly and disabled, it may in fact increase gun violence against those who are now even easier targets for criminals.
Bob Owes at Bearing Arms has three simple ideas for Obama: Insist on the vigorous federal prosecution of criminals who violate existing gun laws.
Sadly, the Department of Justice refuses to prosecute violations of federal firearms laws, a fact that has been true for many years, but which has become even worse under the Obama Administration. A significant percentage of murders are committed by repeat offenders who could have been sentenced to stiff federal sentences prior to committing murders, but who were not vigorously prosecuted by U.S. attorneys.
Help approve funding for better data input from the states into the FBI’s NICS background check system.
The National Rifle Association, which made the current NICS background check system possible, helped push through the NICS Improvement Act under President Bush to help ensure that the states were providing timely information to the background check system so that criminals and the dangerously mentally ill could not pass background checks.
Ensure that citizens will feel comfortable seeking mental health care for temporary problems without persecution, so that we can focus on denying guns to the dangerously mentally ill.
If Obama really cared about reducing the access of the deeply mentally ill to firearms he would ensure that people who have minor and temporary problems can get help without fear of persecution from a scheme that throws constitutional due process out the window.¹
Of course, Obama doesn’t actually care about reducing gun violence which is why he has done absolutely NOTHING to even make a dent in it during his entire reign of office.
And this is why Americans cannot take him seriously. He is nothing but a political puppet to the gun control lobby whose main goal is to ban all firearms.
None of these people ever talk about the real issues surrounding violent crime. They ignore the fact that violent crime has steadily dropped over the years even as gun ownership has risen.
It boils down to the same story again and again.
It’s all about control.
¹ The key to reporting data on mental health is to require a diagnosis by the PHd (Doctor) by specific criteria, not merely some Social Worker or Administrative Bureaucrat with little or no mental health training. This is currently the case in the Veterans Administration where a veteran my be deprived of his weapons and the right to buy weapons because some clerk checked a box on a VA form.